M.Sc. Chemical Engineering

University of Twente (UT)

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: May). Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October).
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,906 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,226 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, February  2015, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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To be a chemical engineer you need a keen, creative mind, and expertise that besides chemistry spans fields such as fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and applied mathematics.

The Master’s in Chemical Engineering (CHE) encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. It puts you at the forefront of research and development in innovative chemical processes, novel materials and new products. You will benefit from our strong links with high profile research, including MESA+, the Netherlands’ leading nanotechnology institute, and MIRA institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. You will harness the latest technology and techniques to address the challenges that face society. Discover whether biomass conversion can provide lasting energy solutions or explore the potential of membrane technology to purify water or to generate power by osmosis. Alternatively, you can use your knowledge of biomolecules to develop new materials or work on nanomaterials to create new solar cells and alternative forms of energy storage. You will be treated as a junior colleague from early on in your Master’s, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. CHE is a highly international programme. You will write and present in English, and have plenty of opportunity to complete an internship abroad.


Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.


Molecular & Materials Engineering:

The Molecular & Materials Engineering (MME) specialization focuses on the design, preparation, processing, application and analysis of novel materials with high-tech properties. In the field of materials chemistry, the specialization explores polymers with defined molecular and mesoscopic structures, inorganic and organometallic materials, and the engineering and analysis of polymer surfaces and interfaces. Current research in organic materials (polymers) is dominated by nanoscale projects geared toward the controlled fabrication of complex polymeric architectures and their use in functional molecular systems (i.e. devices such as molecular motors, sensors and actuators). Other projects explore the potential of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers in tissue engineering. Another area of research involves the use of polymeric nanoparticles with customized surfaces, as carriers for targeted drug or gene delivery.

Chemical & Process Engineering:

The Chemical & Process Engineering (CPE) specialization focuses on designing processes that function as effectively as possible within their technological, economic, societal and social parameters. You will learn to integrate knowledge of transport phenomena, chemical reactor design, separation technology, plant design, process development, process control and economic and social sciences. You will examine a range of research themes, such as multiphase and other novel reactors, reactive separation processes, and development and design of specific processes for direct applications in the chemicals or process industry. In separation technology, you can study a variety of processes that use solid or liquid separation agents, including membrane technology, adsorptive separations of gas and liquid mixtures, extraction, membranes developed for selective gas separation, sub-micron filtration processes, affinity separation for selective protein recovery, and facilitated oxygen transport. Other research themes include the study of catalytic processes and catalytic materials, the conversion of biomass and the modelling of processes.


Academic degree: BSc or BE first class in chemical engineering/chemical technology.

Professional experience: Professional experience may shorten the individual programme.

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • TOEFL internet based: 90
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C2

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test: 90


Scholarships / Grants:

University of Twente Scholarship:



Accredited by: nvao in: Netherlands

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